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CNN Poll: Gender gap and likeability keep Obama over Romney
CNN ^ | 16 Apr 2012 | CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser

Posted on 04/16/2012 4:41:23 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!

(CNN) - President Barack Obama holds a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney thanks in part to the perception that the president is more likeable and more in touch with the problems facing women and middle class Americans, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday also indicates a large gender gap that benefits Obama, but the public is divided on which candidate can best jump-start the economy.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012election; cnn; drivebypolling; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittens; mittromney; zero
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To: Longbow1969
Sadly what I've found, as someone who supported Newt after Perry dropped, is that the very speeches I think are the best, the combative ones where he dissects the media and establishment, are just not received well by most of the conservative minded folks I show them too. People seem to think he is too angry and smug. And yes, none of the women I know (and talked politics with) liked Newt for all a manner of reasons.

Unfortunately, I suspect you're probably right. It's a sad fact, but as even a lot of folks on here on FR show, "conservatives" in America are largely turning into a bunch of spineless eunuchs.

51 posted on 04/17/2012 4:56:54 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Any national poll taken anytime before September is worthless. We don’t know the issues nor do we have any clue what agenda Romney is going to be running on. We have no clue who else is going to be on the ballot. All we know are both elitist candidates are socialists and both candidates are liars.

52 posted on 04/17/2012 5:14:58 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Alas Babylon!
Right on cue, CNN comes up with yet another crappy push “poll” to try and prop up the failing 0bama edifice.
So how come CNN’s poll is the direct opposite of what every other poll is saying, Rasmussen, Fox News and even Gallup polls, which all have Romney ahead of 0bozo and came out at about the same time as the CNN “poll”?
53 posted on 04/17/2012 5:59:47 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Longbow1969

“...most studies show pretty conclusively it is because women tend to vote on emotion and men tend to vote on logic.”


I’d sure like to see a list of those studies. I, and most of the women I know, are extremely logical. Cause and effect mean a great deal to us. Our emotional component allows us to see a larger picture, but doesn’t necessarily or automatically override logic.

“Men tend to look at the numbers and ask “does the program work”. Women tend, for whatever reason, to be more receptive to the argument that we should spend more on these things no matter what (or that it is simply good enough that we keep trying no matter how wasteful).”


Good grief! What *study* did THIS come from?

“Hence the made up “war on women”. Sadly though, that stuff tends to work ...”


Among the women I know, the vast majority find this *manufactured war on women* meme utterly ridiculous. It’s not working for them this time.

Overall, my input is that Republican WOMEN ought to promote some strong, logical PR on the subject to both educate and counter the nonsense being put forth by these juvenile Democrats.

54 posted on 04/17/2012 6:08:36 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: BenLurkin
Who finds Hussein “likable”?

Probably the ones seeking access to Obama's stash.

55 posted on 04/17/2012 6:12:51 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Actually - if mittens is that far behind in women and still very close with ghettobama, by november, if he can even cut that deficit by half he will beat obama handily.

56 posted on 04/17/2012 6:16:44 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Sadly you are probably correct. Nothing is worse than Obama IMO.

57 posted on 04/17/2012 6:17:18 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: SumProVita

There is no “gender gap” in favor of the Democrats among married women.

For those for whom the government is the provider and protector, the “gender gap” is huge.

The person you’re posting to is right in a way, but not in the way he expressed.

58 posted on 04/17/2012 6:20:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: wolfman23601
Any national poll taken anytime before September is worthless.

National polls themselves seen to be worthless seeing how we don't elect by popular vote. As has been the case with the last few presidential elections, this one will be decided by voters in a handful of key swing states.

Last election I lived in California. I don't recall a single campaign ad. It seemed neither party bothered wasting their money for ads in California. This election I'm in Florida and I'm sure the ads here will be non-stop.

59 posted on 04/17/2012 6:30:41 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: SumProVita

This “War on Women” thing is so ridiculous...but I hope they continue to use it.

It makes them sound dated and out of touch with REAL women who work or raise families. They are so clueless; all they know about women is told to them by career hag politicians, lesbians, gay men and college girls majoring in Feminist Studies.

The REST of us real ladies are just saying HUH? Didn’t the women already WIN that war?? Hello??

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

They would learn more about women just by picking up an issue of Cosmo or Family Circle Magazine.

Sheesh! Mrs CT Hillbilly

60 posted on 04/17/2012 6:42:44 AM PDT by CT Hillbilly (Thoughts=Words=Actions=Destiny)
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To: Alas Babylon!

When you look at the poll internals they show Romney doing slightly better among pubs than Obama is doing among dems, and that Romney is +2 among independents.

So in order for Obama to lead by 9% they had to massivly oversample dems. This is OBama PR not a poll, funny that both Rasmussen and Gallup have Romney ahead slightly but more significent they have Obama getting 44 & 45% of the vote this is a losing # for an incumbent at this point.

People ‘know’ Obama and whether they will vote for him or not. Obama’s results in the general will be very close to what he is pulling now.

Also rasmussen’s generic ballot shows the pubs ahead 46% to 36% a disaster for the rats.

61 posted on 04/17/2012 9:46:16 AM PDT by Leto (Damn shame Sarah didn't run the Presidency was there for the taking)
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To: Mountain Mary
I'm going with Santorum 2012!
62 posted on 04/17/2012 1:12:13 PM PDT by Guenevere (....God Bless Rick Santorum.....Press on toward the goal, it's not over!)
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To: Guenevere

Guenie, National Grassroots for Santorum on FB is good.

63 posted on 04/17/2012 7:31:10 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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